Church Street is a Grade II listed ancient timber building, which was suffering from neglect and severe structural instability. The scheme to restore this Grade II Old Cobblers building, focused on repairs to the structure and extended the property to house six flats and a refurbished shop over two levels. The scheme incorporated solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and highly efficient insulation.
The Church Street restoration scheme, involved our team of Conservation experts at ByrneLooby in London. The existing building was an old timber frame construction, that was extremely structurally unsafe. The building had rolled and was close to falling down. The Church Street building required temporary propping with large steel columns and ties, to stabilise it in a temporary state. This allowed for the safe installation of the permanent structural steels and flooring membrane. The Church Street restoration project was not only shortlisted for the 2012 'RICS Awards for Building Conservation in the West Midlands Region' but also, was the Winner of the West of England' LABC Building Excellence Awards for Best Small Housing Development'.